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09-09-2013, 22:16   #21
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5 things are common to every (300+) parkrun in the world.

1. Same time every week. 09:00 England, Wales & N.I. - 09:30 Scotland
2. 5k
3. Timed
4. Café nearby for chat and socialising.
5. Free for ever

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Find one near you :-
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/
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09-09-2013, 22:31   #22
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9am, as do the others!


Fits in perfect, I'll try Hillsborough out
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12-09-2013, 11:51   #23
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I'm a regular Park runner, tis a great event and better still it's free. I used to travel to Barnsley (Locke Park) but now use the one in Rovrem (Clifton Park).
Have done the Rother valley circuit when it first started. Next year i'm going to try the Parkrun "tourist" theme and attempt a different one each week.
There's also one due to start up in Doncaster pretty soon, end of Sept IIRC "Sandal Park" .
parkrun tourism is a fantastic thing. All the same system but all unique. I'm doing Woodbank, Manc this week and really looking forward to the track start and finish - how can you not sprint, like Mo.

I'm not sure about Millhouses being quick - there will be several dead turns. Roth Valley has none.
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12-09-2013, 13:40   #24
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Hi all,

I'm hoping to do my first parkrun on Saturday. Was going to do the Hallam one but reading the numbers, I'll go for Hillsborough. Only problem, I have a 2 and a 1 year old and a rubbish old buggy...Any suggestions for running with the kids?

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12-09-2013, 13:47   #25
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Hi all,

I'm hoping to do my first parkrun on Saturday. Was going to do the Hallam one but reading the numbers, I'll go for Hillsborough. Only problem, I have a 2 and a 1 year old and a rubbish old buggy...Any suggestions for running with the kids?

Kate :-)
Hi. Well me and the Missus usually take it in turns, at least that`s the theory; one runs , one spectates from the park with the little uns.
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12-09-2013, 15:03   #26
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Don't have that option, the husband works shifts :-( Good plan though
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12-09-2013, 16:30   #27
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Hi all,

I'm hoping to do my first parkrun on Saturday. Was going to do the Hallam one but reading the numbers, I'll go for Hillsborough. Only problem, I have a 2 and a 1 year old and a rubbish old buggy...Any suggestions for running with the kids?

Kate :-)
Keep the kids in the buggy and you will become a Parkrun pram runner
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12-09-2013, 16:34   #28
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I was going to suggest that. Not sure how good an idea it would be though, but am sure I've seen parents pushing those 3 wheeler prams around a park run. Maybe works better with some pram types than others?
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12-09-2013, 17:20   #29
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I was going to suggest that. Not sure how good an idea it would be though, but am sure I've seen parents pushing those 3 wheeler prams around a park run. Maybe works better with some pram types than others?
It sure does! You can pay £600+ for a running buggy. Pushing too is a big ask imo. There are usually buggy runners at Endcliffe and it has been known for some to push a little one and still get a really quick time. Wouldn`t fancy that meself tbh.
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13-09-2013, 19:30   #30
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parkrun is sponsored by 'BOB' who make bespoke running push chairs. They are banging on about a free 30 day trial - money back if not satisfied. Their blurb is on parkrun news every week and Nicola Forward the co-presenter on the parkrun show has one and plugs the product almost every week.

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Have you seen the weather forecast!
Tomorrow may be the last summery parkrun day in 2013.
Have a good un - and maybe a pb?
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13-09-2013, 23:19   #31
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]Have you seen the weather forecast!
Tomorrow may be the last summery parkrun day in 2013.
Have a good un - and maybe a pb?
Hope to do the one at the Manor tomorrow, but good luck all round to everyone doing Graves in the morning. PBs a-plenty!
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14-09-2013, 23:00   #32
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Today in Sheffield:-

Concord 34 Kimberworth Striders provide nearly 50% of the field
Graves 97 JW14 Leah Gregory first woman home
Hillsborough 73 Carl Egdell first finisher at yet another Sheff parkrun
Sheff Castle 21 The strong volunteer team dominate the points tables
Sheff Hallam 463 The gargantuam numbers continue.

Total 688
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16-09-2013, 08:38   #33
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Any sub-17 or 16 minuters about??
Care to divulge some training tips/runs/sessions?
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19-09-2013, 15:25   #34
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parkrun time is only 39 hours away.

Arrrrrr you doing it?
What arrrrrgh you hoping to achieve?

Me? ---- I'm so up for a pb and staying in the top 500.

Say it (here). Believe it. Achieve it.

Failing that talk like a Pirate on International Talk like a Pirate Day.

The Pirate, Graves - Hills & Highland Cows
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19-09-2013, 15:52   #35
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I'll be there at Graves..my 4th one.

I am amazed at how many run at Hallam (Endcliffe Park, right?>) Sod that...


I'm trying to train for a duathlon so I'll be turning up on my bike after a few warmup k's - probs via my house, ringinglow, endcliffe park and the hump up meadowhead... Should be fresh for the 5k then..or not!

I only started running about 4 months ago - did the c25k podcasts and went from incapable to getting a 25m08 pb on my second parkrun! Amazed!

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19-09-2013, 16:49   #36
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Me? ---- I'm so up for a pb and staying in the top 500.
Are you 498th? Good luck with the PB on Saturday, may fall out of the top 500 if you don't get one! No pressure then! ;-)
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19-09-2013, 18:17   #37
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Ooo - Luxury - 498th
What I wouldn't give to be 498th!
We had to lick t'road clean wi tongue!

499th actually, like you say - no pressure
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19-09-2013, 22:24   #38
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Oops, sorry, yep, 499th .. it's worse than I thought!!

Good luck though! :-)
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20-09-2013, 18:51   #39
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Will be going for a steady tempo session so around 20-21 minutes.
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20-09-2013, 20:14   #40
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Debut park run in Hillsborough tomorrow, it sounds dead competitive but fun! Better get some running songs rigged up ready for the morning...
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